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from Kansas Interactive Genealogy page | updated 6/23/95

Descendants of Thomas Tyler WIER

Tommy Graham, wrote:

My wife, Celinda May Graham descended from Thomas Tyler Wier, immigrant from
Ireland.  

(From information supplied by:  Dennis R. Wier, 2755 7th St., Boulder, CO
80302)

     "After the death of Thomas Tyler Wier's parents in 1847, of Yellow
Fever, conditions in Ireland were very bad.  In 1848, Thomas, his sister
Christiana, and his brother Samuel came to the USA.

     They landed in New Orleans and went north up the Mississippi (and
Missouri) Rivers to Kansas City and out into the Missouri hills.  Perhaps
those hills seemed to remaind him of the hills in northern Ireland.  At any
rate, they settled in Daviess County, Missouri.

     The men were skilled cabinet makers and carpenters.  They made good in
the new country."

I have more, if these are the Wier's you are looking for?
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More from Tommy E. Graham:
I have added some additional information. 

My wife, Celinda May Graham descended from Thomas Tyler Wier, immigrant from
Ireland. Thomas Tyler was the son of James and Patience Tyler Weir who
operated a mill on the river Ban at Banbridge, County Amargh, Ireland.  

(From information supplied by:  Dennis R. Wier, 2755 7th St., Boulder, CO
80302)

     "After the death of Thomas Tyler Wier's parents in 1847, of Yellow
Fever, conditions in Ireland were very bad.  In 1848, Thomas, his sister
Christiana, and his brother Samuel came to the USA.

     They landed in New Orleans and went north up the Mississippi (and
Missouri) Rivers to Kansas City and out into the Missouri hills.  Perhaps
those hills seemed to remaind him of the hills in northern Ireland.  At any
rate, they settled in Daviess County, Missouri.

     The men were skilled cabinet makers and carpenters.  They made good in
the new country."

     Thomas Tyler weir married Malinda Nancy Trotter on 7 Jun 1859 on her
father's farm in Davies County, MO.  They and several of their nine children
homesteaded in far western Okla.  Thomas Tyler died at Leedy Ok in Nov 1929
at the age of 100 plus 7 monthes.

     Christiana, according to family stories, married a Mr. Nobel.  Nothing
else is known.

     Samuel, became a photographer, and was unmarried as late as 1869.
Nothing else is known.

      I have more information on the descendants and siblings of Thomas and
Patience Weir.

Tommy Graham, TomG@oui.com